Board of Directors

  • Kim Richmond

    Kim Richmond, ASMAC President

    Jan 1, 14 • 2457 Views • Board of Directors

    KIM RICHMOND is based in Los Angeles and works as a freelance musician, doing studio work, shows, and various jazz  and classical venues. His reputation is primarily as a doubling saxophonist (most often lead alto saxophone, doubling on flutes and clarinet)....

  • Charles Fernandez, 1st Vice President

    Jan 1, 14 • 2394 Views • Board of Directors

    Composer Charles Fernandez, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and an award winning composer, has been composing for television, film and stage since 1989. Specializing in animation, he’s written for shows such as Bonkers, Doug, Toonsylvania, Casper...

  • Gayle Levant, 2nd Vice President

    Jan 1, 14 • 1458 Views • Board of Directors

    Gayle Levant began her musical studies at the age of three on the piano. At the age of eleven, she was introduced to the harp, and took to it instantly. Following orchestral training at USC and UCLA, she played with the Debut Orchestra under Michael Tilson...

  • Jill Ferguson, Treasurer

    Jan 1, 14 • 534 Views • Board of Directors

    Jill Ferguson was born into a gifted, multi-generational musical family, just a year behind older brother, Dan. She studied flute, then harp with Marjorie Call (Salzedo). She also began studying voice early with (Sally & Lee) The Sweetlands and several...

  • Bonnie Janofsky, Secretary

    Jan 1, 14 • 1458 Views • Board of Directors

    Bonnie is a native Angelino from a musical family. Her father played alto sax with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Xavier Cugat and the Dorsey Brothers. She began piano at age 9, followed by drums and arranging/orchestration in college, and then composition and...

  • Cooper Appelt, Board of Directors

    Jun 12, 13 • 325 Views • Board of Directors

    Born in Texas, Cooper Appelt now lives with his wife in Los Angeles while maintaining a full schedule of performing on upright and electric bass, recording, and writing music. While in Texas, he recorded and toured nationally and internationally with Texas...

  • Dave Black, Board of Directors

    Jun 11, 13 • 823 Views • Board of Directors

    Dave Black received his Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from California State University, Northridge. He has traveled around the world with a variety of entertainers and shows, performing and recording with such artists as Alan King, Robert...

  • Brad Dechter, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Jun 9, 13 • 3243 Views • Board of Directors

    Brad Dechter is an orchestrator, arranger, composer, saxophonist and teacher who has been a professional musician since 1971 and an active participant of the Hollywood recording industry since 1981.  A native of Los Angeles, he grew up in a musical...

  • Elliot Deutsch, Board of Directors

    Jun 8, 13 • 1235 Views • Board of Directors

    Elliot Deutsch is an award winning arranger and composer. He received first place in the 2012 ASMAC/Bill Conti Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition for his version of “Pure Imagination.” Deutsch was also awarded a 2013 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer...

  • Ian Freebairn-Smith, Board of Directors

    Jun 8, 13 • 2963 Views • Board of Directors

    Ian’s life has been dedicated to music in its many forms, from classical to popular, jazz, choral music, and new music. He has extensive experience as a composer and conductor in film and TV, and is a Grammy Award-winning arranger. His formal training in...